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Construction and Design Technologies

The sites for these homes are near 46°N latitude.

Clerestory windows allow the winter’s sun to heat a central CEB wall, while a deep eave, supported by recycled teepee poles, blocks the summer sun.

The block in these photos will be covered with stucco and painted with an elastomeric paint.

The walls above the CEB and the roof construction are locally produced SIP panels.

A frost-protected shallow foundation reduces the amount of concrete needed at this latitude by 50% when compared with a traditional system.